Special requirementsThe B.S. in Mathematical Sciences requires a minimum of 120 credits with at least 41 of those credits in courses labeled MATH, STAT, OPER or CMSC. Along with the general education requirements of the College of Humanities and Sciences and the undergraduate degree requirements, students are required to take core courses and fulfill specific requirements for the degree. Based on the results of the Mathematics Placement Test, students may be required to take MATH 151 Precalculus Mathematics. No more than one course in mathematics (MATH) at the 100 level can count for the general requirements toward the degree. Credit for 100level mathematical sciences courses cannot be applied toward the mathematical sciences courses required for the major in mathematical sciences. With the approval of the department’s undergraduate credentials committee and the adviser, students can design their own plan of study, which also will result in Mathematical Sciences, Bachelor of Science degree. This studentplanned curriculum must contain at least 24 credits in upperlevel (300 to 500) mathematical sciences courses. Double major Students who meet the requirements for two of the concentrations within the mathematical sciences curriculum can receive a double major. To initiate a double major, students must obtain the appropriate form from the Office of Records and Registration. Second baccalaureate degree For students possessing a bachelor’s degree and wishing to gain undergraduate preparation in an area of mathematical sciences, second baccalaureate degrees are offered through the department. For detailed information about these programs, refer to the “Academic regulations and general degree requirement” section of this bulletin. 
The curriculum in mathematical sciences promotes understanding of the mathematical sciences and their structures, uses and relationships to other disciplines. To this end, the scholarly growth of the faculty and students in the mathematical sciences is nurtured through study, research and a high standard of teaching. The curriculum provides a sound foundation for the student seeking to enter a career with a technological orientation or for the student who wishes to pursue graduate study in applied mathematics, biomathematics, mathematics, operations research, statistics, teaching mathematics in secondary schools or related fields.
A Bachelor of Science is offered jointly by the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics and the Department of Statistical Sciences and Operations Research. In the Department of Statistical Sciences and Operations Research, students pursuing the Bachelor of Science in Mathematical Sciences can choose a concentration of operations research, which focuses on modern mathematical techniques for solving problems arising from other fields, such as engineering, business or economics.
Learning outcomesUpon completing this program, students will know and know how to do the following:

General Education requirements (3246 credits)  Credits 

University Core Education Curriculum (minimum 21 credits)  
UNIV 111 Focused Inquiry I  3 
UNIV 112 Focused Inquiry II  3 
UNIV 200 Inquiry and the Craft of Argument  3 
Approved humanities/fine arts  3 
Approved natural/physical sciences  34 
Approved quantitative literacy  34 
Approved social/behavioral sciences  34 
Additional College of Humanities and Sciences requirements (1123 credits)  
HUMS 202 Choices in a Consumer Society  1 
Approved H&S diverse and global communities  3 
Approved H&S general education electives  68 
Approved H&S human, social and political behavior (fulfills University Core social/behavioral sciences)  
Approved H&S literature and civilization (fulfills University Core humanities/fine arts)  
Approved H&S science and technology (fulfills University Core natural/physical sciences)  
Experiential fine arts (course offered by the School of the Arts)  13 
Foreign language through the 102 level (by course or placement)  08 
Collateral requirements (1115 credits)  

Complete one of the following natural sciences sequences:  810 
BIOL 151 and 152 Introduction to Biological Science I and II and BIOZ 151 and 152 Introduction to Biological Science Laboratory I and II  
CHEM 101102 General Chemistry and CHEZ 101102 General Chemistry Laboratory  
PHYS 201202 General Physics  
PHYS 207 and 208 University Physics I and II  
Complete another course in the natural sciences that is not from the general education science and technology list. This course must be in a science different from the sequence chosen above.  35 
Major requirements (minimum 5457 credits)  
Note: A minimum grade of C is required in courses/credits marked with an asterisk (*).  
MATH 200201 Calculus with Analytic Geometry*  8 
MATH 300 Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning*  3 
MATH 307 Multivariate Calculus  4 
MATH/STAT 309 Introduction to Probability Theory*/td>  3 
MATH 310 Linear Algebra  3 
MATH/OPER 327 Mathematical Modeling*  3 
OPER 427 Deterministic Operations Research*  3 
OPER 428 Stochastic Operations Research*  3 
SSOR 490 Developing Professional Skills in Operations Research and Statistics (capstone)*  3 
STAT 212 Concepts of Statistics (fulfills University Core quantitative literacy)  
STAT 503 Introduction to Stochastic Processes*  3 
Advanced mathematical sciences electives (complete one)  3 
MATH 407 Advanced Calculus*  
MATH 501 Introduction to Abstract Algebra*  
MATH 509 General Topology I*  
Computing sequences (complete one sequence)  67 
CMSC 245 Introduction to Programming Using C++ and CMSC 246 Advanced Programming Using C++  
or  
CMSC 255 Introduction to Programming and CMSC 256 Data Structures and Object Oriented Programming  
Operations research concentration electives (three courses from list below)  912 
Open electives (223 credits)  
Open electives  223 
Total minimum requirement  120 
For the operations research concentration, three electives must be chosen from the following list:
CMSC 302 Introduction to Discrete Structures
CMSC 303 Introduction to the Theory of Computation
CMSC 391 Topics in Computer Science**
CMSC 401 Algorithm Analysis with Advanced Data Structures
INFO 364 Database Systems
MATH 301 Differential Equations
MATH 305 Elementary Number Theory
MATH/BNFO/BIOL 380 Introduction to Mathematical Biology
MATH 391 Topics in Mathematics**
MATH 407 Advanced Calculus
MATH 501 Introduction to Abstract Algebra
MATH 507 Bridge to Modern Analysis
MATH 508 Analysis II
MATH 509 General Topology I
MATH 510 General Topology II
MATH 511 Applied Linear Algebra
MATH 512 Complex Analysis for Applications
MATH 515 Numerical Analysis I
MATH 517 Methods of Applied Mathematics
MATH 518 Methods of Applied Mathematics
MATH/OPER 520 Game Theory and Linear Programming
MATH 525 Introduction to Combinatorial Mathematics
MATH 532 Ordinary Differential Equations I
MATH 533 Partial Differential Equations I
MATH 534 Applied Discrete Dynamical Systems
OPER 591 Topics in Operations Research**
SSOR 492 Independent Study**
STAT 314 Applications of Statistics
STAT 321 Introduction to Statistical Computing
STAT 391 Topics in Statistics**
STAT 404 Introduction to Statistical Inference
STAT 421 Computational Issues in Statistical Science
STAT 422 Structured Problem Solving Using Statistics
STAT 435 Industrial Statistics
STAT 445 Analyses of Dependent Data
STAT/BIOS 513 Mathematical Statistics I
STAT/BIOS 514 Mathematical Statistics II
STAT/BIOS 523 Nonparametric Statistical Methods
STAT 541 Applied Statistics for Engineers and Scientists
STAT/BIOS 544 Statistical Methods II
STAT 546 Linear Models
STAT 591 Topics in Statistics**
** Special topics and independent study courses require prior approval from the department chair or the student’s adviser.
Note: Students may not choose both STAT 314 and STAT 541.
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